Friday, August 18, 2017
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been tapped as featured speaker for Harvard University’s commencement in May.
At a time when many Jewish summer camps are spending millions to build everything from gymnasiums to trapezes to pool halls, a handful of Jewish summer camps have eschewed the pricey bells and whistles, focusing instead on the traditional homespun pleasures of, well, camp.
DeVos, a Michigan billionaire whose advocacy for school choice has led to sweeping changes in the educational landscape in her home state, provoked divergent opinions in the Jewish community.
Technion showed its strength in Computer Science by ranking 18th in the world.
The Israeli delegation to the 47th International Physics Olympiad for high school students in Switzerland won four medals as well as an honorable mention.
The Center for World University Rankings, based in Saudi Arabia, ranked the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as the number one university in the Middle East.
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) has received a $400 million donation, the largest donation ever made to any Israeli educational institution.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is ranked #17 in Asia, moving up 8 spots from #25 last year, to #17 this year.
Reuven Rivlin was awarded an Honorary Doctorate and delivered a keynote address at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s annual Convocation over the weekend.
ADL designated 87 NY schools as No Place For Hate for creating safe learning environments, bringing awareness to bullying and bias, and promoting respect.

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